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Key Facts From Apple iPad Announcement Event

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Key Facts From Apple iPad Announcement Event
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The BIG Apple announcement today includes these key facts:

– Sold an astonishing 352 million iOS devices, and 62 million just last quarter.

– Siri in Japanese is part of iOS 5.1, available today.

– Now over 100 million customers on iCloud.

– Movies and TV shows in the iTunes store support 1080p HD.

– iCloud now supports movies.

– New 1080p Apple TV with a streamlined interface.

– New Apple TV retains the same price of $99 and it’s available next week.

– Sold almost 15.5 million iPads last quarter alone.

– New retina display with 2048 x 1536 pixels!

– Added more horsepower for the new iPad via an A5x chip and quad-core graphics.

– Added what Apple calls an iSight camera to the back of the iPad.

– Camera optics system from the iPhone 4S which includes auto-exposure, auto-focus, auto-face detection, great edge-to-edge detail and AF-lock.

– iPad is now 4G LTE!

– iPad supports HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps, and dual-carrier HSDPA for up to 42Mbps

– Supports LTE for max of 72Mbps, AT&T and Verizon in the US.

– Software to make the iPad a personal hotspot if your carrier supports the personal hotspot feature.

– The new iPad delivers the same 10 hours of battery life, and 4G is 9 hours.

– It remains amazingly thin at 9.4mm and light at 1.5 pounds.

– Still comes in black and white only and starts at $499.

– Release date is March 16th.

– The iPad’s OS has been updated to take advantage of the Retina Display.

– Developers will need to update their software to obtain the visual advantage of the Retina Display.

– The new iPad is great for gaming and has more memory and higher screen resolution than an Xbox 360 or PS3.

– All new iPhoto for iPad for photo editing — effects, editing, photo-beaming (from device to device), and new photo journals.

– iPhoto works with images up to 19 megapixels. Impressive!

– iPhoto is available today and for only $4.99.

– ALL of iLife now available for the iPad.

– Keeping the new iPad 2 in the line as well and for just $399.

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